Section GG Decision Tree Training Document Now Available

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP
Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare®

On Friday, January 25, 2019, CMS posted a Section GG Decision Tree document.  “A decision tree training document to help with coding Section GG self-care and mobility data elements is now available. This document provides an overview of the 6 codes and coding instructions for admission/discharge.”

I developed such an algorithm based on information learned during the SNF QRP Training session I attended in Baltimore in late July/early August 2018.  This algorithm is included in the Briggs’ 1851P-18…MDS 3.0 Nursing Comprehensive Item Set, version 1.16.1 and includes an algorithm for coding 07, 09, 10 & 88 in Section GG.